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New gate put across bridge ramp illegally

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction on road/cycleway category by Thomas Jarvis at 06:29, Wed 27 October 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 408020.

For some reason a gate has been erected across the shared cycleway/footway/bridleway which is noncompliant as it requires disabled cyclists to dismount as well as stopping some wheelchair users which is illegal as it contravenes the equalities act. This gate is not needed or justified in anyway so please could it be removed at the earliest opportunity

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 06:29, Wed 27 October 2021

  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 06:54, Wed 27 October 2021

  • We need to investigate this report. We will contact you again when an update is available.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:18, Wed 27 October 2021

  • We are taking appropriate enforcement action. The enforcement process can sometimes take a long time to complete. Although you may not see any site changes quickly work will still be taking place behind the scenes. Thank you for your patience while this work takes place.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:20, Thu 11 November 2021

  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:01, Wed 1 December 2021

  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:27, Wed 1 December 2021

  • We are taking appropriate enforcement action. The enforcement process can sometimes take a long time to complete. Although you may not see any site changes quickly work will still be taking place behind the scenes. Thank you for your patience while this work takes place.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:04, Wed 1 December 2021

  • Thank you for removing the non-compliant gate from the bottom of the ramp, however the new fence chicane erected has access issues like previous which prevents legal access.

    Firstly LTN1/20 suggests that chicanes should not be used, and instead recommends using just a simple central bollard to prevent motor vehicular access.

    And second of all, a ridden horse (or even one being lead) cannot navigate around the chicane. This path is signed as a shared bridleway/cycleway/footpath and as such needs to be accessible by horse. Even if a lead horse could navigate the chicane, there would need to be a dismounting block provided for a horse rider to mount and dismount.

    Please could the issue be fixed by removing the chicane barrier, if a barrier is actually needed (which I highly doubt), just put simple central bollard in.

    Putting in these massive barriers only disincentive active travel and prevent legal access.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Thomas Jarvis at 18:39, Thu 16 December 2021

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